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Is conversational prompting truly intuitive? (it's not). This study explores prompt engineering among non-experts, highlighting its complexity and non-intuitive nature. The paper, ""Why Johnny Can’t Prompt: How Non-AI Experts Try (and Fail) to Design LLM Prompts" investigates prompt engineering among non-experts through a study that show how creating effective AI prompts involves more complexity than just using spoken English. The paper emphasizes the gap between expectation and reality in designing intuitive chatbots, highlighting the need for improved literacy in language model prompts. This exploration sheds light on the nuanced skills required for prompt engineering and suggests directions for future research to make AI interactions more accessible.

Why Johnny Can’t Prompt: How Non-AI Experts Try (and Fail) to Design LLM Prompts

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